Community Event Planning

Why do you need a Festival and Event Permit?

A Festival and Event application will identify when organized activities are planned in a park, road or venue so we can avoid scheduling conflicts and ensure groups who are organizing activities in public spaces have the appropriate insurance and licensing. 

Major event applications must be submitted a minimum six weeks in advance of the event date. The Community Events Administrator can help you with the permit process. Contact the Community Events Administrator at 403-851-2500 for further assistance.

AHS Requirements

Check the Alberta Health Services site or call 1-833-476-4743 to determine if you must notify the provincial authority of your event. Typical examples of features that require AHS notification include personal services, petting zoos, food service and so on.

Fire Pits

All Town fire pits are available on a first-come-first-served basis. No reservations required or accepted.
Before heading out, be sure to check on the current fire hazard status

Noise Permits

Events with amplified or sustained noise must apply for a Noise Control Bylaw Exemption. In accordance with Noise Control Bylaw No. 16/2011

Waste Diversion 

Did you know that the Town of Cochrane has three stream waste diversion containers you can borrow at no charge to help divert your event waste?  
Check out the helpful resources available from Cochrane Waste & Recycling 

Upcoming Street Events:

When: November 26, 12pm - 9pm
Where: Historic Downtown, Expanded Closure
What: Cochrane Light Up

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